New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: University of Toronto
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The Specialist in Data Science (B.Sc.) responds to the demand for graduates with the capacity to curate and analyse data, as well as, to think critically about the uses and abuses of big data. It was developed through the collaboration between of the Departments of Computer Science and Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Science. Students will acquire advanced expertise in statistical reasoning, methods, and inference and receive training in computer science and machine learning. Students will also engage in the application of computer science and statistics to produce analyses of complex, large-scale datasets, and learn to communicate the results of these analyses. Admission will be indirect and limited. Students will complete 13.0-13.5 FCEs, including courses offered by the Departments of Computer Science and Statistical Sciences, and three new integrative courses in Data Science, which will include a capstone project. Graduates of this program will be in a position to obtain employment in industry and government, where there is extraordinary demand for data scientists. They may also pursue graduate studies in computer science, statistics, or related fields.
The program is designed as a contemporary rendering of the study of environmental problems. A key feature of the proposed program is the classification of the courses offered into Foundation & Skills and Capstone & Applications. The former group aims to build the foundation of the prospective students on different topics related to socioeconomics and environmental science, while the latter group consists of courses that integrate insights from different disciplines and nurture an interdisciplinary way of thinking. These courses also include many opportunities for experiential learning through problem-solving case studies, team-based projects and individual research. Special emphasis is placed on the capacity of the program to successfully build the requisite interdisciplinary, problem-solving skill sets needed when tackling environmental management issues. The program effectively balances between the need for a strong foundation on the basic principles characterizing a typical program in Environmental Studies and the importance of building bridges among the various disciplines involved.
This new program is to be offered by the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The program has been designed to continue to offer a highly quantitative yet all-encompassing business degree, but one that will focus on business in a highly international context and allow students to learn and apply management skills and theory through significant study and work abroad components. To remain competitive and relevant, the program will evolve as the marketplace shifts, ensuring that its graduates enter the workforce prepared for the unique challenges inherent to an increasingly global economy.